Scholarships are a means by which students can receive financial assistance for post-secondary studies. Although the awarded money is free, application requirements must be met in order to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarships are usually based on academic, athletic, musical, community service, or vocational achievements. Oftentimes, scholarships are offered to students who have financial need or a disabling condition. Each scholarship explains its criteria and should be reviewed in detail before submitting information.Scholarships can be organized into categories based on their intended audience (i.e. students interested in teaching, students who have financial need etc.) It is recommended that students and parents/guardians take a moment to peruse the scholarships provided in the Scholarship Website. Also, take time to search for scholarships on the links provided to scholarship search engines such as Fastweb. More scholarships will be posted as they arrive.